USN-1526-1: KOffice vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1526-1

9th August, 2012

koffice vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04


KOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • koffice - KDE Office Suite


It was discovered that KOffice incorrectly handled certain malformed
MS Word documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening
a crafted MS Word file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 11.10:
koffice 1:2.3.3-0ubuntu6.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
koffice 1:2.3.3-0ubuntu4.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart KOffice to make all the
necessary changes.